Boxing fans are already asking the question as to who Tyson Fury’s next opponent will be after his upcoming fight in December against Derek Chisora.
After failed attempts to pen a fight contract against former two-time World Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, the Gypsy King announced in October that he’d be taking on ‘journeyman’ Derek Chisora in a trilogy fight, with his last encounter with the British giant being eight years ago.
Fans were disappointed in hearing that Fury would be fighting Derek Chisora, saying that there is no competition in the fight that would make it worth watching.
With most fans already looking past his fight with Chisora, the question remains as to who the WBC Heavyweight champion will take on next year.
With Fury already adamant that he won’t give Joshua another opportunity to fight him after negotiations for a titanic all-British Heavyweight World Championship fell through, he’s looking at other options now instead.
For most fans, a fight against the WBO, WBA, IBF and Ring Magazine champion, Alexandr Uysk is what most fans want to see. The last time we saw an undisputed heavyweight champion in boxing was Lennox Lewis in 1999 when he defeated American champion, Evander Holyfield.
Fury has stated though that if a fight can’t be made with the Ukrainian, “we’ll do Joyce”. Joe Joyce currently holds the WBO interim heavyweight belt, after knocking out Joseph Parker at the Manchester Arena back in September. Known for his powerful punches, comparable to the style of ex-heavyweight champion George Foreman, it would be an interesting matchup for the Gypsy King.
The other possible option for Fury is a 4th fight with Deontay Wilder. The pair had an epic heavyweight trilogy in the US, with the Brit coming out victorious twice after a controversial draw from their first fight in Los Angeles.
Wilder is currently expected to take on the former heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz Jr, in a final elimination match for the WBC belt; the belt which Fury himself currently holds. Although most fans wouldn’t be interested in this fight, with Fury knocking out the Bronze Bomber twice already, it would still be a spectacle to see two of the best heavyweights of this current generation battle it out one more time.
Only time will tell who the Gypsy King will face after his bout with Chisora in December, but in boxing, anything can happen.
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